Where to Go for Boating Fun in South FloridaJune 22, 2017
South Florida is the “boating capital of the world.” The fact that Florida is a peninsula makes it an ideal place for boaters – water on all three sides of the state means there are a variety of places to explore on your boat.
The Florida Keys
It is hard to think of Florida without picturing the Florida Keys. A series of islands at the very tip of Florida, which is also the most southern point of the United States, the islands offer colorful architecture, fresh seafood and great fishing.
The best way to experience the Florida Keys is via Florida yacht charters. We recommend you fit fishing into your yacht charter itinerary. Look to your captain for recommendations based on where the fish have been biting recently.
Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park has four different marinas for boaters. Elliot Key is the largest island in Biscayne National Park. You can swim, hike and even dock the boat and camp overnight here. Elliot Key is also dog friendly, which really makes this island a must for any family yacht charter outing.
Boca Chita is the parks most popular island, widely recognized for the 65-foot lighthouse. We suggest taking the family to the top of the observation deck for a view that won’t disappoint. Don’t forget your camera!
Miami is a worldwide destination. The city is full of fashionable, wealthy and successful individuals. Miami Beach is at the southern end of Miami. Your yacht charter here should include fine dinning and beach hopping. Also, be sure to check out the cruise ships – Miami has one of the busiest cruise terminals in the world.
Not every coastline looks great by night but Miami is the exception. Be sure to steal a glance of the skyline as the sun is going down. The architecture of the high-rise buildings makes for a unique view that can only be enjoyed from the deck of your private charter.
Palm Beach offers boaters the best of both worlds. The beaches are postcard-worthy and the city is just busy enough to offer something exciting without being too overcrowded. We recommend visiting Jupiter, the northernmost part of the county, or Boca Raton, located further south.
After you spend the day cruising along the coast checking out the beautiful housing on the beach, be sure to dock up for some seaside dining. You can expect fresh food and a lively atmosphere on weekends.
Peanut Island in Riviera Beach
Riviera Beach is located about 60 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale. You can get to Peanut Island by boat and it is absolutely worth the trek from down south. The island is located just within the intercostal with easy access to the ocean. On holidays (especially three-day weekends) boater dock up to each other right along the shoreline to enjoy the day on the beach.